EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of two big box office successes — M. Night Shymalan’s Split and Jordan Peele’s Get Out — Jason Blum’s Blumhouse is putting together another project, this one from writer-director Jeff Wadlow called Truth Or Dare. The film will star Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) who is finalizing her deal. Wadlow is the writer behind Bates Motel and the writer-director of Kick Ass 2.
The plot follows a college student in Mexico who is conned into playing a supernatural version of Truth or Dare. The game doesn’t stop and follows her back home. The screenplay was written by Wadlow, Chris Roach (Non-Stop) and Jillian Jacobs from a story by Michael Reisz and Wadlow, Roach and Jacobs.
Blumhouse has been on a roll this year, with back-to-back box office hits for distributor Universal Pictures. The James McAvoy-starring psychological thriller Split opened to more than $40 million domestically in January and has grossed $136.27M to date through yesterday with about $249M in worldwide box office. Get Out opened on February 24 and has already made roughly $118M and has yet to roll out internationally.
The micro-budgeted Truth Or Dare is being produced by Blumhouse’s Blum and Couper Samuelson with Wadlow and Roach as executive producers.
Wadlow is repped by UTA, Principato-Young Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein. Hale is repped by ICM Partners and Reel Talent Management. Roach is repped by Paradigm.